It's a big shame how it all happened.
It's a big joke given how damn easy the escape was, how lame the whole guarding/security process was. We are not dealing with petty theft criminal. But a potentially dangerous terrorist!
This is one too many mistakes made by the Government. Remember, the navy warship colliding with a harmless tanker? How LTA made silly blunder on passing rules on where taxis should shop, and later retracted the rule without so much of an apology?
And they now detract us citizens with how everyone should be vigilant, and make everyone distracted by saying we should stand united, "It's a mistake but don't generalize" (TODAY paper's news headline, said by WONG KAN SENG), etc.
Sure, but are we moving away from the real problem in the first place? Obviously someone high up there is sleeping on his job but he is covering his butt well.
Why spend so much money showing reminders in MRT stations about terrorism, and deploying young men in blue to stroll in MRT stations for i-dunno-what when they couldn't control a REAL terrorist and couldn't even find him in tiny singapore after months! Makes the whole effort look humbug to me.
As someone mentioned here, a supposedly highly trained and respected Gurka guard still must go inform another 2 officers that MAs was taking a long time in the toilet before he took initiative to do a common sense thing?!! He also must ask permission to do this and that izzit? Everything must "FOLLOW THE LAW"?!
If it happened in other countries, Wong Kan Seng and other affected ministers would kiss their big fat annual multi-million jobs goodbye. No explantions needed for they are just taken as excuses.
But of cos.. Well this is Singah poh, u know how things work around here!
They make super big mistakes, it's ok. The commoner makes a small one, Ho ho... No chance!